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Need help finding a VIN number


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Hello!

Does anyone have any idea where to find the VIN (vehicle identification number) on a 1992 Ranger? That is, other than on the dashboard and by the driver-side door.

Thanks!
 


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Those are the best places I know of.
 

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supposedly its on the frame somewhere, Ive had several rangers and have yet to find it, completely tore down a ‘97 & made a trailer out of the rear frame section.
 

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If you check the radiator core support there should be a "body buck tag". It's a stamped tin plate screwed to the core support, it will have a partial.

I've torn my 87 down to literal bits and pieces, and I have not found another VIN tag.
 

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You can try these places: https://www.fordification.com/tech/vin_find.htm

Could be on passenger side frame or drivers side but near same locations
I think that is more for older stuff. The actual legal vin was on the frame, the tag on the door was mainly so it was easier to read.

Like how all you need to build an old Bronco or Jeep is the frame, there isn't much to legally tie the body to the frame.
 

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OK cool! Thanks y'all! I'll take a look again tomorrow when it's light out
 

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Another place to look on older vehicles is on the firewall. I don't think this applies to the Ford Ranger but if the other two prime options aren't available, that would be another place to check.
 

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Another place to look on older vehicles is on the firewall. I don't think this applies to the Ford Ranger but if the other two prime options aren't available, that would be another place to check.
I have seen them stamped in to the firewall using small dots to form the letters and numbers in some cases a tag but this was a manufacture specific thing.
 

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Not that you're a mad bomber, but... IIRC there's some version of the VIN stamped into the left rear/main axle... not the axle housing/tube, but the spinning axle itself... and even powerful eh-splosives won't erase it. :eek:
 


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